Audax Tasmania Newsletter – December 2020

Charlene Barach - 17/12/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Just a quick reminder that we’ve got some upcoming events.

There are two 200Ks to get you warmed up, one 600K which you might like to use to qualify for the 1200K on offer in February … and one 1200K on offer in February!

Oatlands 200 – December 19

Taking in some great back roads to Oatlands, with a cooks tour of the gravel roads on route. Support provided at Levendale and Colebrook, IGA and takeaway shop and toilets at Oatlands.

Start Location: Cornelian Bay

Date/Time: 19-Dec-2020 7 am Registration:

Hadspen Hike 600 – January 23/24

Headquartering in Hadspen and heading out over hills and hollows in Northern Tasmania, a 600 km with about 4600 metres of climbing. You will have 40 hours to complete this ride, including all breaks.

Start Location: Hadspen IGA

Date/Time: 23-Jan-2021 5 am Registration: Will be announced over the Christmas break! But the time to start training is now!

Starting Off With Church – February 7

Some of Paul’s favourite gravel sections combined into a nice 200K ride. Starting off with Church Rd.

Start Location: Church Rd

Date/Time: 07-Feb-2021 7 am Registration: Will open in January. Watch the website!

Tour de Tasmanie

TdT An Audax Australia randonnée with 1200 kilometres of beautiful scenery which showcases the Tasmanian coast and mountains. The 90 hour hill grinding odyssey commences in Hobart with a coastal ride to Saint Helens before heading inland towards Launceston. A complete circumnavigation of Great Lake on the Central Plateau then onwards to the west coast will find you in Strahan. Finally, after passing through Queenstown and a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to Derwent Bridge, a gentle descent towards Hobart finishes off what will surely be a grand tour. With 14,800 metres of ascent and 14,800 metres of descent this 1200km ride will be a serious test of endurance.

PLEASE NOTE: For the 2021 edition due to COVID-19 this ride will have limited support, refer to event website for details.

Start Location: The Whaler, Salamanca

Date/Time: 18-Feb-2021 5 am Registration:

Details of all scheduled rides are in the Audax Calendar

Lake Leake 400 (2022) Register
A 400km self-supported loop up the stunning east coast, over the Lake Leake Hwy to Campbell Town with a short out-and-back loop. Back down the Midlands Hwy to Oatlands (no overnight stop) and continuing along the Coal River Valley and Grasstree Hill.
Distance: 400km | TAS | BRM
The Unsealed Series – Florentine Valley Register
The Unsealed Series, for some gravel is a dirty word
Distance: 100km | TAS | BD
Penguin Parade 300 Register
Find the penguin in Tasmania’s north during a 300 km ride with a 20-hour time limit, including all breaks. Gentle hills with a few rollers along the way.
Distance: 302km | TAS | BRM
St Marys 600
Up the east coast to St Helens, back to St Marys for a rest before heading down the Midlands Hwy before the traffic to Melton Mowbray, Bothwell and home
Distance: 600km | TAS | BRM
The Unsealed Series – Power Trip Register
The Unsealed Series, for some gravel is a dirty word
Distance: 150km | TAS | BD
Campbell Town Canter 200
Canter to the historic town of Campbell Town! The ride will start in Hadspen and will take cyclists south to Campbell Town in time for morning coffee. From there, cyclists will travel north to Westbury on roads that are mostly flat, with a few rollers …
Distance: 203km | TAS | BRM
Tasmanian Opperman
A team of 3 to 5 Tasmanian members cycling a Tasmanian Opperman
Distance: 360km | TAS | Fleche
Swansea Sojourn Day 1
117 km lovely ride from Swansea to Coles Bay, and back.
Distance: 117km | TAS | BA
Swansea Sojourn Day 2
101 km lovely ride from Swansea toTrianbunn, and back.
Distance: 101km | TAS | BA

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